We Pigs News for 07-01-2018

bio health pigs

In recent years, pig farming has been characterised by minimum margins and great societal pressure. The technical results of a farm must be excellent in order to continue to be profitable despite the low returns. This can be achieved, for example, when animal health is optimal. So animal health forms the basis for good operating results. In pigs, animal health starts with the birth of the piglets. 

Top priority must be given not only to the litter size but also to the health and vitality of the sow and piglets. In porkers, nutrition and digestion plays an important role in animal health. Fertility is a logical consequence of healthy animals. Fertility is extremely important in sow farming, and greatly influences the operating results. Keeping the sow in good condition, with appropriate feeding for each life phase, will ensure timely gestation and healthy piglet production. 

Hygiene is an aspect which must never be overlooked throughout the pig farming sector. The drinking water too must be clean and free from any form of pollution if animals are to stay healthy and perform optimally. 

Keywords: [“animal”,”health”,”farm”]
Source: http://www.bio-enterprise.com/en/bio-health/bio-health-pigs

Nutrient Requirements of Laboratory Animals,: Fourth Revised Edition, 1995

Enzyme activity, metabolites and clinically demonstrable changes in guinea pigs in tocopherol deficiency. Experimental protein-calorie malnutrition in the guinea pig and evaluation of the role of ascorbic acid status. The Na+,K+-ATPase activity of guinea pig heart muscle in potassium deficiency. Intestinal absorption of oxalate in scorbutic and ascorbic acid supplemented guinea pigs. The effect of variations in vitamin C intake on the cellular immune response of guinea pigs. 

Raised ascorbic acid consumption in cholesterol-fed guinea pigs. Kinetics of ascorbate depletion in guinea pigs after long-term high vitamin C intake. Effect of scurvy on reserpine induced hypothermia in the guinea pig. Studies on the pathology of experimental zinc deficiency in guinea pigs. Pathologic study on riboflavin deficiency in guinea pigs. 

Effect of high levels of fat, lactose, and type of bulk in guinea pig diets. Protein and amino acid requirements of the guinea pig. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”guinea”,”acid”]
Source: https://www.nap.edu/read/4758/chapter/6

Juliana & Micro Mini Pigs at Ahrens Hobby Farm

Thank-you to Kaylee DeFer & Mike Pereira for buying a beautiful 1/2 Juliana, they named Pancetta. Thank-you to Aaron Lewis and his wife Vanessa, for buying a tiny Juliana piglet from us. Even though Aaron is a rock star, he is a very down to earth person and his wife is also. I highly suggest going to one of his concerts….He ROCKS!!!! I will put a link to his website on my links page. 

For the summer of 2011 & 2012 we had several of our animals at Nelis’ Dutch Village, in Holland, MI.We also now have 2 pigs at Martha Clara Vineyards on Long Island, NY. They are not the super tiny ones, but they are still adorable. If you are looking for a nice vacation getaway, The Spirit Horse Farm, Bed & Breakfast, in Kent, CT. is the home to 2 of our mini Scottish Highlander cows from the past. Last, but not least, check out Peanut in the newspaper…too adorable. 

Keywords: [“adorable”,”link”,”rock”]
Source: http://minijulianapigs.com

Do guinea pigs “fluff up” to keep warm? |

Ever since it got cold, my indoor male guinea pigs have morphed into furbies. They used to be quite sleek, slim-line little things but now they just sit there looking like a ball of fluff seeming all depressed! they are in the cold porch. Probably although the only time I noticed one of mine fluffed out like that was because it was ill. They do feel the cold, so you might want to warm them up. 

One to drop into the conversation next time you’re having tea with the vicar. Mine lives in the kitchen but I still give him a huge pile of hay – an edible duvet – which he huddles under and, during the cold weather, I replenish each night. I have also put an old bath towel under the cage as the floor can be quite cold. Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more. 

Keywords: [“cold”,”under”,”mine”]
Source: https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/pets/889417-Do-guinea-pigs-quot-fluff…

Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare on a request from the Commission related to animal health and welfare in fattening pigs in relation to housing and husbandry

Acknowledgement: The European Food Safety Authority and the AHAW Panel wishes to thank the members of the working group chaired by the panel member D.M. Broom: B.Algers, T.Nunes Pina and M. Sanaa, M.Bonde, S.Edwards, J.Hartung, I. de Jong, X. Manteca Vilanova, G.Martelli, G.P. 

Martineanu, for the preparation of the Scientific Report, which has been used as the basis of this Scientific Opinion. The scientific co‐ordination for thi Scientific Report has been undertaken by the EFSA AHAW Panel Scientific Officers Elisa Aiassa and Oriol Ribó. 

Keywords: [“Scientific”,”Panel”,”Report”]
Source: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2007.564/abstract

Adopt a unwanted Guineapig from a rescue centre

Guinea Pig Rehome allows you to send emails to Guinea Pig Rehome’s Advisors who will be able to help you with rehoming a guinea pig, or finding a guinea pig to offer a home to. If you’re looking at rehoming a guinea pig, send an email to our advisor as they might be able to help you find a forever home for your guinea pig. Also if you are searching for a guinea pig to rehome, it is always worth talking to an advisor as they will be able to find your local rescues contact details and any guinea pigs looking at finding a home in your area. Please do not send e-mails asking for medical advice – please seek advice from a vet. 

Keywords: [“Pig”,”Guinea”,”Rehome”]
Source: http://www.guineapigrehome.org.uk

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